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their hand and disagree with a group. we are receipt ceno -- we are rp to do that. it's just the a rall i -- it's a rall is of this bystander effect. megyn: there was a book that talked about survivors. when an airplane goes down. people would be madly dashing towards the exit. but the facts show normally people sit there -- they are paralyzed in stone because they have never dealt with the situation before. they don't know what to do. so are the critics being too hard on the people standing on the subway platform just trying to catch a train one second and the next in a life or death situation who was in a life or death situation the next? >> the critics may be tough on these folks. but human beings can aspire to better. we have to look at these events and say don't just be like a piece of velcro sticking to the crowd. culturally this has tremendous implications. if nobody will reach down to save a single man's life who will be crushed by an oncoming train. who will lead at a time of desperate need in our nation. who will raise their hand and say i will take the hit. megyn: the reports a
of the top tier rp candidates there at the very end of this contest say to me, personally, hey, i feel like i didn't get a fair deal from them. they were out there, basically in the tank for the other guy. >> but if you listen to the audio on washingtonpost.com, that conversation that k.t. mcfarland had with general petraeus, it is pretty stunning when you hear it. she didn't think it was a joke. she was taking it very, very seriously. she's a former high-ranking official in the defense department during the bush administration. >> that's right. and as you see in our piece, she went on fox news a couple of days later, after petraeus was tapped to head the cia and basically recounted much of what was said during that discussion. but at the same time as we're all talking about partisan media and so forth, keep in mind, you know, the prime-time pundits and anchors over at msnbc were over at the white house this afternoon, meeting with president obama on the administration's proposals for getting the fiscal cliff passed up on capitol hill. so, you know, i would say a lot of republicans who would
for federal rp programs for commission. in recent years we have been asking the g.a.o. to do more with less as we should, but g.a.o. will become more efficient by reducing obligations that once served an important purpose. now needlessly consume its limited resources. eliminating these mandates will also allow the g.a.o. to responsible to congressional requests for assistance. g.a.o. handpicked these reports is overly burdensome with modest benefits and the related committees of jurisdiction concur. senator carper introduced senate bill 3315, the g.a.o. mandates revision act, in june of this year, and the measure passed the united states senate by unanimous consent in september. as a consequence, we urge all of our colleagues to support this measure and reserve the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time is reserved. the gentlelady from the district of columbia. ms. norton: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. norton: i rise in support of the bill before us today s. 3315, amen
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